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Sony blu ray player with distortion and haze on dvds played

I have just bought the sony blu ray dvd player 350 and have the older sony bravia lcd rear projection tv. whenever i try to play dvds there is double distortion on the letter images in the main menu. like ghosting around the words. when i play the blu ray dvd there is a yellow haze around the people etc and the picture is distorted. Please help.

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How is this distorted? Does DVD only have Video/Audio jacks or do it have RF output connection and if so have you tried going inset that way? How does it looks with only Dvd Logo on? If Logo is ok then I would look for some other problem.

Posted on Sep 11, 2007

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SOURCE: color distortion and arched picture

Your TV most likely has one of two possible problems.

Problem #1: Convergence Chip Failure ( common problem )

Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem

  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
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Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the tv settings then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.



You should be able to move them up, down, left, and right.

If you can't move them in all directions your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

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You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. Check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. They have put together a kits for most models. If you don't see a kit for your set send them a quick note and they will put one together for you. Their kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, etc.


Problem #2 CRT Fluid is Cloudy

Projection TV tubes have a liquid coolant that is used to keep them from overheating. After many years the coolant in the blue and green tubes will become cloudy and cause the screen to look dull, red/orange, etc. You may even see halos around images.

Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.

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TV set after fluid change

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What you will need to do is replace the coolant and clean the crt. You can get a repair kit from www.TvRepairKits.com that includes replacement coolant, photos. instructions, etc.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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SOURCE: I bought a new DVD and it won't play in my sony blu-ray.

I had a similar problem and I solved my issue by upgrading the firmware to the latest version. Full instructions can be found on the Sony site.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Our Sony Blu-Ray BDP-S300 will play older Blu Ray

Try to update the firmware on the player by going to this website http://www.blu-ray.com/firmware/firmware.php?id=10 the newest version is 5.20 fixes alot of problems including playback issues with some BD movies and safe the file into a flash drive and plug it in on the back USB port, go to menu/firmware update run the update.

Posted on Jan 12, 2010

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SOURCE: DVD playback distorted in Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-ray Player

I called Samsung with the same issue. After verifying the latest firmware was installed, they suggested I send the unit in for service. I expect it back sometime this week, and DVD playback will be the first thing I test.

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

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